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MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Manager - VP, Research Office in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.


Project Management (60%)

  • Builds and manages databases to support research activities.

  • Uses project tracking tools to manage projects and track documents within the VP Office.

  • Documents signed by the VP and ED.

  • Faculty reappointments, evaluation status, etc. for all basic science faculty including action items.

  • Projects being evaluated and/or under consideration.

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • Manages the Wall of Science including extracting publications, coordinating activities with the selection committee, retrieving faculty information, coordinating printing and framing.

  • Communicates deadlines and ensures compliance.

  • Provides project management skills to support faculty recruitment activities.

  • Coordinates special projects related to the basic science departments and other units.

  • Collects and organizes data and performs data analysis.

  • Creates graphics for presentations and documents using multiple software types such as Microsoft suite, Adobe suite, etc.

  • Creates and maintains shared folders to facilitate information exchange across operational units.

  • Facilitates grant submissions for VP, Research and ensures Biosketch, CV, Other Support are updated regularly.

  • Partners with academic departments regarding trainee appointments, visa, etc.

  • Manages and updates the Web and intranet sites for Office of the VP, Research.

Administrative Support for the VP, Research and Executive Director (40%)

  • Manages a large volume of daily activities exercising independent judgement requiring solid business acumen to understand the comprehensive work environment. Exercises discretion when meeting and corresponding with all levels of employees.

  • Maintains calendars and schedules large and complex meetings with institutional leaders across the enterprise (President, CSO, Division Heads, Department Chairs, VPs, AVPs, etc.) and with leaders from external institutions for both the VP and ED.

  • Takes detailed minutes of meetings with confidentiality being paramount and distributes to appropriate individuals.

  • Coordinates all travel arrangements and reimbursements for the VP Office.

  • Prepares correspondence, memos, documents, and detailed reports.

  • Prepares drafts of all presentations.

  • Proofreads documents and presentations for spelling and grammatical errors.

  • Serves as point of contact for coordinating activities with Chairs and their administrative leads.



Bachelor's degree.


Master's degree



Five years related experience, to include three years program management experience.

May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 156022

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 73,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 109,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No